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Illinois border states report increased lottery sales

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Posted: October 27, 2015, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

 I believe it is time for the voters to rise up and demand change in Illinois.  They are already voting with their feet and cash.Hit With Stick

A Republican Governor plus a Democrat legislation equals gridlock. Electing a Democrat Governor with a Republican legislation will be the same. The real problem is checks are issued to some agencies, but the lottery winners fund isn't one of them. Add that to the fact paying off lottery winners is not a priority.

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    Posted: October 27, 2015, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

    Glad I'm not from ILL. If Tennessee did that. I'll head to KY with the quickness.   They need to be made to shut it down, until a budget is approved.  But they continue to sale tickets that they know they can't payoff on.  That's not right at all.   I don't blame the people of Ill. for going to the closets state to play.

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      Posted: October 27, 2015, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

      Why any resident or person passing through Illinois would want to play either MM or PB while this debacle continues is mystifying.Can you imagine being a MM/PB jackpot winner and being told " Sorry Sir/ Madam- you will just have to wait for us to sort through this mess before you see any of your money. By the way, we do sincerely apologize for the delay.Bang Head

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        Posted: October 28, 2015, 8:52 am - IP Logged

        Somebody please explain something to us. I've heard people saying that the reason it takes MUSL a few weeks, to pay out the Jackpot when it's won, is because they have to collect all the necessary cash wagered from all the participating states before they pay out. Is this a fact?. If so, will they be willing to accept  this useless{for the time being} I.O.U. from Illinois if somebody wins the jackpot while this nonsense is still going on in Illinois or do they have to kick out Illinois?.

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          Posted: October 28, 2015, 8:52 am - IP Logged

          10/28/15

          Mega millions now up to $129M.

          Has anyone in the Illinois budget process figured out how much they are losing on lost sales because of their inaction?

          Sound like a lot of posturing there with antagonistic personalities?

          They are supposed to serve the people, but know that's not how they think when folks are in "control mode" and control the power of the purse.

          Good Luck to the people of Illinois.

          Bang Head

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            Posted: October 28, 2015, 8:59 am - IP Logged

            I feel sorry for those people in Illinois, who have neither the means nor the inclination to travel to another state to purchase tickets. I guess they are truly hosed. Letting all this cash flow from Illinois to other states, is not helping their budget one bit but politicians are too stupid to understand that.

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              Posted: October 28, 2015, 11:00 am - IP Logged

              10/28/15

              Mega millions now up to $129M.

              Has anyone in the Illinois budget process figured out how much they are losing on lost sales because of their inaction?

              Sound like a lot of posturing there with antagonistic personalities?

              They are supposed to serve the people, but know that's not how they think when folks are in "control mode" and control the power of the purse.

              Good Luck to the people of Illinois.

              Bang Head

              Gleno,

              A couple of weeks ago one Illinois politician was quoted as saying "How many people does this really effect"....... sounds like he was thinking of the winners yet to be paid and had no clue what it was doing to the lottery as far as ticket sales.

              Bang Head

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: October 28, 2015, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                Well, good for them.

                It's a double whammy, no dollars to the Illinois Lootery and take dollars out of the state.

                If your playing Iowa and win big, Move there, stay long enough to be a resident then claim the prize and screw Illinois out any chance of getting tax revenue.

                Iowa has 1 year to claim and I think you need to be a resident at least half the year to counted as Iowaian.

                The other states, I'd find a family member or very close friend and broker a deal so they claim the prize and yet again, screw Illinois out the tax revenue.

                With the current JP, Ill would be losing around 3 million dollars if someone did that.  I'm ornery enough that I would do it just to make a point if I won there!

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                  Posted: October 28, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Great question.  I have been wondering what PB & MM are doing in regards to this?? Unless someone has already posted what they are and I missed it?

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                    Posted: October 28, 2015, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                    I have two questions I'm hoping someone here might know the answer to:

                    1. When the jackpot is won by someone from a different state, does Illinois give the monies it collected during that run to MUSL so that the winner receives all the funds they are entitled to have? For example, let's say Illinois had $10 million in sales for tonight's PB drawing and someone from Georgia won, does this winner get the full $110 million when they go to collect their winnings, or will they only get to collect $100 million with an IOU from Illinois for the remaining $10 million owed? Or will Powerball pay the winner the full amount won and get reimbursed from Illinois later?
                    2. Is Illinois reimbursing stores for money they shell out to those who win up to $600?

                    I will say this much, even if Illinois broke this impasse tomorrow and started paying out the funds, I would still never buy a lottery ticket from that state until they separate state funds from lottery funds. Best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. They did this once, they can and will do this again.

                    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                    The odds are about the same.

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                      Posted: October 28, 2015, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                      I have two questions I'm hoping someone here might know the answer to:

                      1. When the jackpot is won by someone from a different state, does Illinois give the monies it collected during that run to MUSL so that the winner receives all the funds they are entitled to have? For example, let's say Illinois had $10 million in sales for tonight's PB drawing and someone from Georgia won, does this winner get the full $110 million when they go to collect their winnings, or will they only get to collect $100 million with an IOU from Illinois for the remaining $10 million owed? Or will Powerball pay the winner the full amount won and get reimbursed from Illinois later?
                      2. Is Illinois reimbursing stores for money they shell out to those who win up to $600?

                      I will say this much, even if Illinois broke this impasse tomorrow and started paying out the funds, I would still never buy a lottery ticket from that state until they separate state funds from lottery funds. Best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. They did this once, they can and will do this again.

                      Texas Lottery Exec Director Gary Grief told TLC's commissioners that Illinois has been making their payments to MUSL.

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                        Posted: October 29, 2015, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                        Texas Lottery Exec Director Gary Grief told TLC's commissioners that Illinois has been making their payments to MUSL.

                        Well then, that raises more questions than answers.

                        This means that lottery payments aren't on a complete lockdown as they would have us believe.

                        They're able to pay out lottery funds, as long as those funds aren't going to an Illinois resident???? I'd LOVE to hear that explanation.

                        I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                        The odds are about the same.

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                          Posted: October 30, 2015, 7:35 am - IP Logged

                          Good to be the surrounding states.

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                            Posted: November 2, 2015, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                            the pickings are digital are they fair or is selective based on the number of bets. it is wrong to not pay winners but the people who make decisions have money so they do not play the lottery illinios is ill